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SynCom - Better Together

SynCom offers synthesis and communication in the Helmholtz Research Field Earth & Environment. The Earth & Environment Research Field of the Helmholtz Association has united its research in the “Changing Earth - Sustaining our Future” program. SynCom supports the synthesis of overarching research topics from the program and forms the interface in the dialogue between science, society, and politics.

The Helmholtz Earth & Environment Research Field includes the Alfred Wegener Institute - Helmholtz Centre for Polar
and Marine Research (AWI), the Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam — GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, the Helmholtz-Centre Hereon, the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

    Purpose of SynCom

    SynCom connects 7 Centres and 9 Topics for a higher societal impact. SynCom fosters the program “Changing Earth – Sustaining our Future” through cross-Centre and cross-Topic networking activities:

    • Scientific knowledge synthesis (“Syn”)
    • Stakeholder engagement and communication (“Com”)

    Our Vision

    SynCom contributes substantially to a closely networked Helmholtz Research Field Earth & Environment with scientists who work together to tackle the grand challenges of Earth system research and environmental research. Through scientific synthesis, actionable knowledge is generated - with the aim of influencing the solution to the grand challenges of our time.

    Our Mission

    SynCom unites scientists from all seven Centres in the Helmholtz Research Field 'Earth and Environment'. The goal is to develop a  deep understanding of the complexities of Earth system research through a scientific synthesis approach. SynCom aims to provide practical insights and knowledge to key players in politics and industry.